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Somalia is being colonized by Al shabaab Al Qaeda.
Somalia Leaders Urge Peace on Independence Day
Muqdisho: (tf.sf) – The president of Somali interim federal government of Somalia on Sunday said the Somalia is being colonized by Al shabaab and Al QaeSheikh Sharif Sheikh Ahmed made the comments while addressing at a ceremony marking the 51st anniversary of the northern Somalia independence from the British colony which was dated 26 June 1960.
The ceremony, which very highly and beautifully organized, was held at the presidential palace, the Villa Somalia.He accused Al shabaab of dividing the regions and districts of Somalia, adding that they want to colonize Somali people, some which is unacceptable.The president also noted the infighting and political bickering had ended, and spelled out the leaders of the nation are ready to reconstruct and develop their country after twenty years of civil war.
He called for the Somali people and the international community to act quickly to held the needy Somalis who living a very desperate living condition and humanitarian crisis.
Former PM Receiving CommendationSomalia marked the 51st anniversary of independence on Sunday with leaders calling on the citizens to foster peace and reconciliation in order to promote nationhood.
Celebration Mogadishu Style
The 51st anniversary of Independence was also marked in Mogadishu at the Villa Somalia that was attended by the TFG President Sharif Ahmed, Prime Minister Abdiweli Mohamed Ali, Parliament Speaker Sharif Hassan as well as the former Premier Mohamed Abdullahi Mohamed Farmajo.The ceremony was marked with a colorful police parade singing the national anthem. The troops displayed a spectacular match at the Villa Somalia where the flag was hoisted as the clock struck 12 mid-night (0000 hrs GMT).
‘‘It is our greatest desire to see Somaliland and Somalia merge and use the same flag,’’ a poet mused in the presence of the country’s TFG leaders. The electrifying occasion was marked by flag hoisting, drum-beating and songs from veteran music group of Waberi.
Shelling outside the Villa Somalia
Immediately after the flag was hoisted, five mortars were launched at the presidential compound in Mogadishu but none hit the exact target. ‘‘Al-Shabaab coincided the attacks with the national celebrations aware that the Somali people were busy celebrating independence and wanted to get us off guard,’’ a TFG Commander at the Villa Somalia told Somalia Report.The people ignored the shelling and went ahead to sing the Somali National Anthem and later welcomed the TFG heads to deliver their speeches.
New Prime Minister’s Abdiweli Mohamed Ali Speech
‘‘To the people of Somalia it is such a great to honor to be nominated as the Premier of this lovely country and I am happy it coincides with the Independence Day. I congratulate the people of Somalia on this auspicious occasion and I wish them a happy and a prosperous future,’’ Abdiweli said.The Prime Minister chose to sit next to the ex-Premier Farmajo rather than with the President, a symbol that relationship between the two was still intact. ‘‘I am happy to stand here as the Prime Minister of Somalia, but I will be happier when Parliament approves me,” Abdiweli told the ecstatic crowd.‘‘Somalia needs future oriented leaders and not self centered individuals, we have come a long way and it is my greatest desire to see Somalia progress further under my administration,’’ Abdiweli told terror free somalia shortly after the speech. Speaker’s Speech‘‘I am happy to be a part of this happy lot and I congratulate the people of Somalia as the parliament speaker,’’ Sharif Hassan said.‘‘To my brother Abdiweli, that is up to parliament to decide on your approval of which I cannot guarantee, ’’ the speaker added.
President's Speech‘‘Parliament needs to approve of the new premier so that we may embark on the duties that await us. Today we are independent and we do not want strings to pull us behind. The light has been lit and it’s a green light for Somalia now,’’ President Sharif Ahmed said.‘‘It’s very interesting to see us marking Independence Day but how free are we? In 1960 we freed ourselves from the colonizers but we are still under another colony; al-Shabaab, who are colonizing Somalia now,” he posed.The president said that he regarded al-Shabaab as the new colonizers and urged them to respect the people of Somalia by ending atrocities towards innocent people.‘‘We are now heading to the holy month of Ramadan and I call on the extremists to have mercy on the people of Somalia who have been affected by the war and the drought with virtually having nothing to feed themselves.”
Happy Birthday, Somalia! – It was 51 years ago when on 26th June 1960 of Northwest Somalia , a former British Protectorate, achieved its independence.
June 26th marks the 51th anniversary of Somalia’s independence. On June 26th, 1960, the Somali Republic was formed. A few days later, Italian Somaliland gained its independence from Italy on the July 11960 and was united the same day with the Somali Republic.
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It's the country's 51th birthday, so Happy June 26th to everyone. Hopes it's fun and safe and all of that
We found actual video footage of the 1960 celebration of Somalia’s independence
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